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* a cute, playful little monkey shows up around Sallah's home when Indy visits him in ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' causing a bit of comical mischief as the two discuss their plan to find the ark. Little do they know, [[spoiler:both the monkey and its owner are spying on them for the Nazis. [[CrossesTheLineTwice The monkey even knows their salute!]]]]

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* a A cute, playful little monkey shows up around Sallah's home when Indy visits him in ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' causing a bit of comical mischief as the two discuss their plan to find the ark. Little do they know, [[spoiler:both the monkey and its owner are spying on them for the Nazis. [[CrossesTheLineTwice The monkey even knows their salute!]]]]


* A flash game from the Creator/CartoonNetwork website, entitled "Brick It!" is largely based on ''VideoGame/{{Breakout}}'', but features various CN monkeys as antagonists. WesternAnimation/MagillaGorilla will grab your paddle and discard his banana peels on it, [[Series/TheBananaSplits Bingo]] will catch and fling your ball, [[WesternAnimation/IAmWeasel I.R. Baboon]] will toss coconuts at your paddle, [[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory Monkey]] will take your extra balls, [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls Mojo Jojo]] will add new bricks to the play field (and will drop one upon his defeat), and [[WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost Blip]] will chuck bricks at your paddle and mess with your score.

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* A flash game from the Creator/CartoonNetwork website, entitled "Brick It!" is largely based on ''VideoGame/{{Breakout}}'', but features various CN monkeys as antagonists. WesternAnimation/MagillaGorilla will grab your paddle and discard his banana peels on it, [[Series/TheBananaSplits Bingo]] will catch and fling your ball, [[WesternAnimation/IAmWeasel I.R. Baboon]] will toss coconuts at your paddle, [[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory Monkey]] will take your extra balls, [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls1998 Mojo Jojo]] will add new bricks to the play field (and will drop one upon his defeat), and [[WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost Blip]] will chuck bricks at your paddle and mess with your score.


Monkeys are often portrayed in fiction as mischievous little pranksters, who like to [[StickyFingers steal things]] ([[NiceHat hats seem to be a common target]]), throw stuff at people (including [[DungFu their own excrement]]), drop {{Banana Peel}}s, and otherwise make [[IncrediblyLamePun monkey business]]. Sometimes, the mischief-making monkey is a KarmicTrickster. Downright malicious examples can overlap with ManiacMonkeys, whereas funny, goofy examples overlap with SillySimian.

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Monkeys are often portrayed in fiction as mischievous little pranksters, who like to [[StickyFingers steal things]] ([[NiceHat hats (hats seem to be a common target]]), target), throw stuff at people (including [[DungFu their own excrement]]), drop {{Banana Peel}}s, and otherwise make [[IncrediblyLamePun monkey business]]. Sometimes, the mischief-making monkey is a KarmicTrickster. Downright malicious examples can overlap with ManiacMonkeys, whereas funny, goofy examples overlap with SillySimian.

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* ''Literature/ButtOut'': Baboon is a cheeky little monkey who enjoys walking around town without clothes and [[BareBottomedMonkey showing off his butt to everyone]], which naturally flabbergasts them all. In the sequel ''Don't Butt In!'', after being convinced to start wearing pants he then decides to use ''the pants'' to annoy everybody too.


* ''Series/{{Monk}}'': Long story, but in "Mr. Monk and the Panic Room," Sharona is the only one who refuses to believe the victim of the week was not shot by his pet chimpanzee, Darwin. She rescues him from being euthanized and eventually hides him at the last place anyone would believe him to be, Monk's house. Later, Monk is seen [[HeroicBSOD walking around in a daze having had a psychotic break]] due to Darwin absolutely trashing the place. It's so bad he tries to put the house up for sale. His landlord is *not* amused.

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* ''Series/{{Monk}}'': Long story, but in "Mr. Monk and the Panic Room," Sharona is the only one who refuses to believe the victim of the week was not shot by his pet chimpanzee, Darwin.Darwin[[note]]Chimpanzees are not monkeys, but apes. However, the show dubbed Darwin with vocalizations from a spider monkey [[CaptainObvious (which is a monkey)]], so it's possible that the role was written for a monkey, but the showrunners just couldn't get one. Either way, this trope was clearly being invoked.[[/note]]. She rescues him from being euthanized and eventually hides him at the last place anyone would believe him to be, Monk's house. Later, Monk is seen [[HeroicBSOD walking around in a daze having had a psychotic break]] due to Darwin absolutely trashing the place. It's so bad he tries to put the house up for sale. His landlord is *not* amused.

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* ''WesternAnimation/LetsGoLuna'': In "Spring Has Not Sprung", some monkeys steal Andy's camera.


* Aipom and Ambipom from ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' fit this description to a tee. Mankey as well, provided that [[BerserkButton it isn't angry at something]].

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%% * Aipom and Ambipom from ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' fit this description to a tee. Mankey as well, provided that [[BerserkButton it isn't angry at something]].


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* ''VideoGame/{{Temtem}}'' has the monkey-like Smazee, which according to the Tempedia loves playing and monkeying around.

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* ''Anime/DoraemonNobitaAndTheSpiralCity'' has Shizuka's stuffed monkey, Wooky, being brought to life by the Life Key and behaving like a mischievous monkey would - including meddling with the Key bringing random objects like a Colonel Sanders statue, a lab skeleton, a Mannakin Piss replica and an election poster to life and then barging into a meeting with his new "friends".

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* Captain Barbossa's [[WeNamedTheMonkeyJack monkey Jack]] in the ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' films. Not just to the opponents of his owner or the protagonists but to his fellow crewmen too, such as constantly annoying his fellow namesake Jack Sparrow or stealing Ragetti's wooden eye from him.
-->'''Jack Sparrow''': [[Film/PiratesOftheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides I hate that monkey!]]


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* Hong Kong Disneyland's Mystic Manor [[Franchise/TheHauntedMansion attraction]] starts off when the owner Henry Mystic's monkey Albert opens a magical music box that causes the manor's exotic relics on display come alive.
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Madeline}}'':
** The episode "Madeline's Birthday at the Zoo" has a mischievous monkey steals Madeline's new parasol, then unlocks all of the zoo's cages, making Madeline and Pepito running all around the zoo first to chase him then to get the animals back in their cages.
** Averted with the RecurringExtra street busking organ grinder and his monkey. The monkey remains at his job happily dancing and collecting the money donations, and occasionally Madeline and the girls will briefly dance with him.

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* a cute, playful little monkey shows up around Sallah's home when Indy visits him in ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' causing a bit of comical mischief as the two discuss their plan to find the ark. Little do they know, [[spoiler:both the monkey and its owner are spying on them for the Nazis. [[CrossesTheLineTwice The monkey even knows their salute!]]]]

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There is some TruthInTelevision with this, while wild monkeys are rarely intentionally mischievous they can still be serious troublemakers. In Asian countries especially monkeys have a notorious reputation for being obnoxious and thieving vermin, not unlike how many folk in the West regard [[PeskyPigeons pigeons.]]

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* ''Series/{{Monk}}'': Long story, but in "Mr. Monk and the Panic Room," Sharona is the only one who refuses to believe the victim of the week was not shot by his pet chimpanzee, Darwin. She rescues him from being euthanized and eventually hides him at the last place anyone would believe him to be, Monk's house. Later, Monk is seen [[HeroicBSOD walking around in a daze having had a psychotic break]] due to Darwin absolutely trashing the place. It's so bad he tries to put the house up for sale. His landlord is *not* amused.


* A Visa card advertisement had orangutans stealing the luggage of Catherine Zeta-Jones, until she ransoms it back by using her Visa card to order a truckload of bananas. The monkeys are so impressed they want the Visa card as well. Catherine refuses and is about to drive off whereupon the leader of the monkeys shows he's nicked her carkeys too.

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* A Visa card advertisement had orangutans stealing the luggage of Catherine Zeta-Jones, Zeta-Jones until she ransoms it back by using her Visa card to order a truckload of bananas. The monkeys are so impressed they want the Visa card as well. Catherine refuses and is about to drive off whereupon the leader of the monkeys shows he's nicked her carkeys car keys too.



* ''Literature/GirlsToTheRescue'': Lek's pet monkey in "Mai's Magic" serves as his partner in crime. It's able to steal and plant items for him. However, the story presents Lek as the real problem; the end shows that Mai and her family took in the monkey for a while while Lek served time in jail for his scam.

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* ''Literature/GirlsToTheRescue'': Lek's pet monkey in "Mai's Magic" serves as his partner in crime. It's able to steal and plant items for him. However, the story presents Lek as the real problem; the end shows that Mai and her family took in the monkey for a while while as Lek served time in jail for his scam.



* On an episode of ''Series/TheLucyShow'', Lucy gets a job babysitting, but finds out she's expected to care for a couple's three chimpanzees which they see as their children. The chimps put off going to bed with all sorts of tricks including riding bikes and playing Cowboys and Indians. The couple comes home to an exhausted Lucy who apologizes that the chimps aren't in bed. The "parents" are just glad she didn't run away like the last babysitter.

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* On an episode of ''Series/TheLucyShow'', Lucy gets a job babysitting, babysitting but finds out she's expected to care for a couple's three chimpanzees which they see as their children. The chimps put off going to bed with all sorts of tricks including riding bikes and playing Cowboys and Indians. The couple comes home to an exhausted Lucy who apologizes that the chimps aren't in bed. The "parents" are just glad she didn't run away like the last babysitter.



* In ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors'', Hideyoshi has a monkey motifs and has a mischievous, playful attitude.

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* In ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors'', Hideyoshi has a monkey motifs motif and has a mischievous, playful attitude.



* ''VideoGame/{{Spelunky}}'' has monkeys in the Jungle levels as a minor enemy. Unlike [[EverythingTryingToKillYou most things in this game]], they can't do direct damage to you; they simply latch onto your back for a bit and steal ropes, bombs, or money (or simply knock you down for a moment). The only real danger they pose is if one knocks you into (or near) something dangerous, like {{spikes|OfDoom}}, [[PiranhaProblem a piranha pool]], [[ManEatingPlant a mantrap]]....

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* ''VideoGame/{{Spelunky}}'' has monkeys in the Jungle levels as a minor enemy. Unlike [[EverythingTryingToKillYou most things in this game]], they can't do direct damage to you; they simply latch onto your back for a bit and steal ropes, bombs, or money (or simply knock you down for a moment). The only real danger they pose is if one knocks you into (or near) something dangerous, like {{spikes|OfDoom}}, [[PiranhaProblem a piranha pool]], [[ManEatingPlant a mantrap]]....mantrap]]...

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* In ''VideoGame/MoshiMonsters'', the Chop Chop Moshling species is a textbook example of this, with their biography describing them as "part-time ninjas, [...] full-time jokers" who "leave a trail of whoopee cushions, banana skins and stink bombs wherever they go."


Monkeys are often portrayed in fiction as mischievous little pranksters, who like to [[StickyFingers steal things]] ([[NiceHat hats seem to be a common target]]), throw stuff at people (including [[DungFu their own excrement]]), drop {{Banana Peel}}s, and otherwise make [[IncrediblyLamePun monkey business]]. Sometimes, the mischief-making monkey is a KarmicTrickster. Downright malicious examples can overlap with ManiacMonkeys, or, if they're funny, EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys.

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Monkeys are often portrayed in fiction as mischievous little pranksters, who like to [[StickyFingers steal things]] ([[NiceHat hats seem to be a common target]]), throw stuff at people (including [[DungFu their own excrement]]), drop {{Banana Peel}}s, and otherwise make [[IncrediblyLamePun monkey business]]. Sometimes, the mischief-making monkey is a KarmicTrickster. Downright malicious examples can overlap with ManiacMonkeys, or, if they're whereas funny, EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys.goofy examples overlap with SillySimian.

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